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Steering wheel sensitivity 2007 vs 2008, adjustable?

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Cheers all!

Steering wheel sensitivity 2007 vs 2008, my father owns 2008 e350 sport, rwd, mine is the same but 2007.

I drove my parents to their appointment out of town today, in their 2008. Steering wheel feel is completely different, their car is waaaay to sensitive and almost “twitchy” compare to my 2007. Almost feels over-assited.

Is there a way you to “tone down” or adjust this sensitivity of theirs a bit? Via user settings or via Star?

Paps also prefers my, less sensitive 2007 as well.

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Do you both have parametric (speed sensitive) steering option fitted?
On his car, yes, mine - let me check a build sheet…
Yep, option 213 on both cars


On his car, some sensor (steering related) was replaced few years back… do these go through calibration of some kind?
Chack the condition of fluid in both cars, may be that other has dirty/old fluids...
I will check the fluid but all should be fairly fresh in 2008, and 2007 is just month old...

Alignment specifically tow out can cause twitchy steering especially at highway speed.
That's for sure, though, it is is not the case in this 2008 car. Alignment is with in specs, and fairly fresh. The best way I can describe it - 2008 is "over assisted", steering is too light and not enough visceral feed back.

So consensus there is no way dial back the sensitivity via any electronic connections/star/modules?
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